Legislative Alerts

President's Message


What We Owe Workers Who Risked Everything

The MRTA will allow adults aged 21 and over to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis and establish parameters to grow their own product.

President's Message


Progressive and Fair Revenue Must be a Priority in the Budget

June 12, 2017

President's Message

Both houses of the legislature and the governor have introduced legislation to enact stronger laws requiring that when taxpayer dollars are used on public works projects we try to use American made iron and steel products to the greatest extent possible.

June 2, 2017

President's Message

The increased use of debit cards over the last decade as method of payroll was sold as a modern, convenient way for employees to access their pay and an alternative for low wage workers to avoid predatory check cashing companies.

May 15, 2017

President's Message

Working with our affiliates, including the RWDSU who is leading the efforts to improve the working conditions for car wash employees and others, the NYS AFL-CIO is supporting efforts to establish basic standards of decency in pay and benefits.